10 year campaign road safety campaign paying dividends – Duddy

Sinn Féin Councillor Sharon Duddy has received news this week from the Department For Infrastructure that intend to carry out a consultation in the next year to look at   Traffic Calming provision along a section of the Lonemoor Road.

Councillor Duddy said this is welcome news but that she along  with local residents will continue with the road safety campaign throughout the Moor ward to reduce the speed of traffic.

 She said

“In conjunction with local residents we have been campaigning now for nearly ten years for road safety measures along this road. We know decisions by government departments dont happen overnight but come after years of lobbying, carrying out surveys, on site meetings with elected representatives and local residents.

“The first breakthrough was the introduction of a pedestrian crossing at the top of Stanley’s Walk a number of years ago. And the new road safety measures outside the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium from the junction of Southway.

“The Department for Infrastructure has now informed me that they intend to carry out a consultation in the next year to look at the provision of Traffic Calming at the Lone Moor Road on the stretch of road outside Celtic Park and that the scheme is subject to the response following the consultation and also the availability of finance.So i would encourage residents to take part in the consultation when it takes place.

“This is welcome news and is just part of the overall jigsaw we wish to see happening in our ongoing road safety campaign across the Moor ward. Our biggest concern and that of local residents which still remains is the speed of traffic throughout the area the majority of which is still traveling well in excess of the 30mph.

 “If all this prevents even one accident then it will have been worth it.